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Heavy Hands

Author: Alanna Lee
10/04/2006 | Zero | www.zeromag.com | Album Review
On a label known for its connections to Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes, The Faint, and Rilo Kiley (as their old label) Ladyfinger (ne) departs from the upbeat indie and leans more towards the label's other known rock band, Cursive. They aren't afraid to yell a little instead of singing and they definitely aren't afraid to use the bass pedal at the beginning of every song.

As a band from Omaha, Nebraska (that's what the "ne" after their name stands for) this band has tried to break out of all molds and take their music in new directions. Unfortunately they are plain and simple rock; musically you can hear the many influences of various genres of rock, but it seems to be a smorgasbord of them instead of something new and different. At some points the distorted guitars are straight up punk, while they turn into powerful rock n' roll seconds later. Some songs, "Colored Lights" as one example, are more breakdown than song. Eventually all the tracks seem to bleed together into one sound, so it would be difficult to pick one song over another. Listening to one song would give you a good idea of what the whole album sounds like.
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